Bude Brewery’s PorthBud beer will now also be part of the stock at the Parliament’s main bar and Scott Mann, the Conservative MP for North Cornwall has hailed their accomplishment. The Strangers’ Bar has served government ministers, members of parliament and their guests and is well known throughout the country. This is why it was such a big deal when they made the decision to add North Cornwall’s own PorthBud beer and a few other beers from the country as guest ales.
Bude Brewery’s managing director, Thomas Rooke, stated that the beer that is currently available at the parliament bar is the PorthBud 4.0% and the name PorthBud came from the coastal town’s first name which was of Cornish origin. He also expressed his pride that their brewery was now supplying the parliament with a taste of something unique to North Cornwall.
The Member of Parliament, Mann, also commented on this and stated that he was quite happy that a beer from North Cornwall would now be available in Parliament. He added that the weather in Westminster has been nice and being able to relax in the evening and enjoy some of the best North Cornwall ale available would definitely be good. He also added that he was a big supporter of the industry and had joined several leagues in parliament that had been asking for a reduction in alcohol duty so they could make it easier for smaller breweries to grow.